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1661. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 7y

yo guys... may i kow how long have u guys waited and where did u guys sudmit the application, malaysia? singapore or other countires?

i have no news at all.... i couldnt attend my fr's wedding at the end as they can only return my passport oh next mon, i m not sure have i got the approval, coz i requested for retrieving... verything veyr messy to me now... haizzzz...........

1662. Posted by simonwong (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

I am leaving to London next week and really excited! I already have some job offers like store assistant, aftershcool childminder etc. Provided you know how to search the net and have a good communication skills, it's not tough to get a low-paying job in London. If you a genuine working holidaymaker who just wants to get a job that will allow to see UK fully, you will have no problem surviving there.

what is the relevant net that you hunt the job, I might need to change my current job next month....;)

1663. Posted by writingale (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y

Quoting simonwong

what is the relevant net that you hunt the job, I might need to change my current job next month....;)

There are no relavant sites, Simon, just a lot of blind net search! I started researching about London/UK about 4 months ago, when I applied for the visa. I also spend about an hour everyday looking up the net for new jobs. Just google "Jobs wanted London" and follow the results and browse them in your leisure. Some helpful sites were (google these terms) Guardian job portal, The Loot, Adoos, LondonJobs etc.

One idea Iis to search for major chain store job vacancies. For eg, I found out all the branches of KFC in London and sent them my resume. Basically, I just blindly emailed whatever UK company/store I could come across in the net. Out of the may be 300 emails I had sent in the past 3 months, may be around 10 must have replied back. None of them were even remotely related to my qualifications, all of them were for casual jobs - which is no problem for me, as I just want enough to money to pay for room and food ;)

Pity is, I got lots of seasonal job offers in retail. There vacancies are like salespeople in clothes shop, they will be paid basic pay, which is 5.5 pounds per hour. Since this is christmas, all shops are shorthanded and look for extra people. I even got offer to work as a temporary door-to-door postwoman in a suburban post office! Brrrr, that too in this cold! But anyway as I am leaving only next week, I'll miss the xmas season and all the partime job offers


[ Edit: Edited on Dec 18, 2008, at 10:22 AM by writingale ]

1664. Posted by jj78 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

i need my passport to enter singapore on february next year. so, i make a call to VFS centre regarding temporary release my passport for 10 days. however, the officer there said, that all application for WHM, result and interview will be known by january the latest. so, by february, i should get my passport in my hand, rejected or accepted.-- for sure to be accepted. cross my finger--

i applied frm KL. and submitted the application on 30th october 2008.


1665. Posted by Jian (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Quoting happyhappy

haha... great... i guess Sept applicants are arranged in Jan 09 interview... gonna review my travel plan now...
wish you all the best...

now economic crisis is quite serious , actually i'm bit worry on job oppurtunity after 2 yrs... however , i will not give up my dream... ;)
add oil add oil ....

Thanks vanessalin,

I submitted my application on 24 Sept in KL. :)

Good Luck

Jian ;)

1666. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 7y

i do feel to cry now, i waited one month for nothing, nothing at all.... i got my passport back just now as i requested for my friend wedding when suppose to be last weekend, and yes, i couldnt attend as well, anyway, i still go and collect it coz i wanna go back to msia for my last injection of hep B, i was unable to go back for one month, doing nothing in singapore >"<...

i will be returning next mon, then, i think from my understanding their speed, they will take one week to send back to KL, then.. how long and i going to wait again? can i get it back b4 cny and go back hometown? i dun dare to think

i think they never even go through my doc within the first month coz i never get any call and news... untill today i get it back, it is nothing....

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 21, 2008, at 8:39 PM by averynkh ]

1667. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 7y

haiz.. i think there is no one who applied in singapore waited that long like me... one month for..... nothing at all...
whats wrong with my application.....

1668. Posted by janiss (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

Just curious, i'm working in a restaurant for now. But i just want to know whether it is the trend here that all tips is taken by the restaurant itself? Coz i thought we get to share the tips but it doesnt seem to be so.

1669. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 7y

Hello everyone...

Its been ages since i last posted here... good old days when i was busy applying the visa almost a year ago.
Im at the UK now... having the best moment of my life :)

All those who are in UK, do join our UK Workingholidaymaker Facebook group for meetups :)

CHeers n merry xmas :)

1670. Posted by chatman (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hi guys and gals

Just a small update.

Yesterday I called vfs(Singapore) to enquire about my application status.
The officer said that all the WHM decisions will be taken in January.

So just need to keep our finger crossed and hope for the best.

Best of luck to all who are waiting for the result and Congratulations
to all who has got the visa.